Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Legend of Phekaparambil: Meter Down

Ah but not telling you about Phekaparambil would be like Saudi Arabia not telling the world about how much oil it has. Phekaparambil is a close friend, and you’ll be learning more about him as I post more and more about his (mis)adventures. So, ladies, men, and gentlemen, here’s presenting to you the legend of Phekaparambil (after his reluctant permission)!

This cute little incident happened when we were preparing for our 12th standard board exams. The exam was around a week away. Now, being the cricket fans that we are, Phekaparambil, I, and another friend called Girish played cricket full-time and studied during the breaks. And after a while, our bodies had got so used to the cricket that we’d hardly get tired, resulting in fewer and fewer breaks.

Now, coincidentally, the mothers of each of us were good friends. So, realizing that we were not spending (even remotely close to) enough time studying, the three moms got together and decided to punish us. The punishment was that each of us three was not to return to his home for two nights. I have no clue why our moms chose *this* as the “punishment,” because it sounds more like a gift. Every known person in the housing society and in the neighborhood was informed that we were not to be given shelter for two nights. Our moms probably wanted us to see how difficult life gets when you don’t have a roof above your head.

Happy with the relatively easy “punishment” we’d got and remembering that there was always a vacant autorickshaw parked outside the street of our housing society during the night time, we walked to the autorickshaw and snuggled inside it. Phekaparambil slept on the driver’s seat, and Girish and I slept on the passengers’ seat. We tend to sleep quickly and soundly in exotic locations. So we slept really well. We’d probably have slept on until at least 1 p.m. of the next day if we’d not been woken up earlier.

Around 7 a.m. in the morning, we woke up to the voice of a little girl. The girl was dressed in a school uniform and must’ve been around 10. She vigorously shook Phekaparambil’s arm until he woke with a start.

The little girl said, “Uncle, Saraswati school chalenge?” taking him to be the autorickshaw driver.

Phekaparambil returned that opener with a beauty. Watch the video below for what he said.





The girl screamed, “mummyyyyyyyy” and fled the scene.

Phekaparambil, feeling good about himself, laughed out loud. Girish and I laughed along with him in Andaz Apna Apna style. Watch the video below for how the laughter session went.



We spent the rest of the day trying to study, and when it was night time, we slept in the same autorickshaw again. This was the second night of the punishment, and we could return to our homes after that night.

Again, we slept beautifully. And much to our frustration, we woke up around the same time as the previous morning. The same little girl was there again. She woke Phekaparambil again.

She said, “Teja ji, Saraswati school chalenge?”

Girish and I laughed again, but this time not “with” Phekaparambil, but “at” him.

We later learned that the little girl's elder sister studied in the same class as Phekaparambil.

17 comments:

shOX said...

Phekaparambil .. I like the "he he hehe" laugh, we love to do that !

Mohit said...

Thanx Shox, Apprexiate :))

Anonymous said...

heh heh heh... reading your blog is a stress buster. you have to write about the "not a single word s matching" episode in LB.

Amit Navare said...

:D :D was a good stress buster... ;)

Mohit said...

Thanks, Swapna :) Yeah I'll try to create a post about that :)

Mohit said...

Hey, thanks Amit :) Hope you are doing great :)

triShie said...

haha!! just watched Andaz Apna Apna online few days ago.. made me laugh just hearing their laughter and to imagine u and friends laughing that way too!

did u guys ever tell ur mothers where u slept? did they ask?

Mohit said...

Hey, Trishie! Thanks a lot! Thanks for always being there to write a comment :) As for the question you asked, lemme answer that via Twitter :)

triShie said...

LOL! i can only say, "ya got me!!"

Mohit said...

@ Trishie :) Now you know my little secret :)

triShie said...

haha, well, thanks for letting me in on it, lest i be a duffer even longer :)

Mohit said...

Hey, Trish, you know, I've probably taken on more than I'd bargained for: a friend recently emailed me asking how it felt to sleep in an autorickshaw!

drppanda said...

Nice.

Mohit said...

Thank you, Prahallad sir :)

triShie said...

dude, it just goes to show how convincingly you write!! :)

Mohit said...

Hehe, thanks Trishie :)

Mohit said...

Thanks